Eyes on Nairobi as Jubilee picks candidate to face Governor Kidero
All eyes will be in Nairobi as heavyweights Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth seek the Jubilee ticket today.
Also in the gubernatorial race is Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, a great mobiliser who has huge grassroots networks. But most eyes will be fixated on Sonko and Kenneth. The winner of the Jubilee ticket will face off with ODM flag bearer and current Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
Sonko will cast his vote at Bidii primary school in Buru Buru while Kenneth will cast his at Bahati primary school in Makadara constituency.
Nakuru, another Jubilee stronghold will be going to the polls today as well as Murang’a. In Murang’a, the race is between the incumbent Mwangi wa Iria against Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau, while in Nakuru the race pits Kinuthia Mbugua against Lee Kinyanjui.
Nakuru might also produce the first elected woman senator as Susan Kihika, the speaker of the Nakuru county assembly is a leading contender.
Meanwhile, the race for the Uasin Gishu gubernatorial seat is neck and neck as current Governor Jackson Mandago faces an uphill task against businessman Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki. Provisional results showed that Mandago was leading.
The CEO of Mediheal group of hospitals Shwarup Mishra was ahead for the Kesses parliamentary seat. The medica was facing incumbent James Bett who is a distant third while Allan Kosgey, a son of former minister Henry Kosgey, was second in the provisional results released by the returning officer.